Dr. Mikael Rennemark, associate professor

Sustainable Active Ageing / Public Health Science


Mikael Rennemark

Titles

PhD; Associate Professor

Position

Senior Lecturer

Department/Unit

School of Health Science, Campus Gräsvik

Address

Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of Health Science
SE-371 79 Karlskrona
E-mail: mikael.rennemark@bth.se
Phone
: 0046 455 385470

Year of dissertation

1999

Thesis

Titel: Wellbeing in Old Age - Life history evaluations, sense of coherence and social networks in relation to health.

Current position

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor

Current Research Field

Mainly within the project SNAC-Blekinge, which is a substudy of the national SNAC project (Swedish Natonal Study on Aging and Care, http://www.snac.org). The project is longitudinal, and multidisciplinary. The aim is to study both health as well as illness and health needs among the country's aging population in order to better understand the mechanisms behind both aging well and the emergence of health and social care needs.

In the ongoing research the projects data set is being analyzed. The research focuses on aging and has a strong emphasis on public health science. One of the published studies deals with the importance of leisure habits for the capacity to work at the age 60. Other recent studies deals among other things on the importance of physical activity levels for the quality of life and as protective factor against depression and on what role social and psychological factors play in the degree of care dependency.

Title Project/Research Area

Survival Analyses designed to examine the extent to which social and psychological variables (personality, cognition, quality of life, social networking features and structures, marital status, education, economy) can explain variation in life span.

Intervention Study concerning rehabilitation methods for people with long-term illness

Assistant supervisor for:

- Doctoral student Jessica Berner. "Distribution of personality, individuality teristics and Internet usage in the Swedish Older Adult".

- Doctoral student Lena Sandin Wranker. "Treatments & the adaptation to persistent (non malignant) pain Among the elderly".

Co-workers, post-doc level and above

- Dr. med.vet. Göran Holst, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola

- Professor, folkhälsovet. Johan Berglund, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola

- Dr. med.vet. Cecilia Fagerström, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola

- Docent, psykologi, Magnus Lindwall, Högskolan i Halmstad

Peer Reviewed Publications

Holst, G., Rennemark, M., Hallberg IR. (2012) Self and next-of- kin's assessment of personality and sense of coherence in elderly people. Implications for dementia care. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice. January 2012, vol. 11, no. 1, 19-30.

Berner, J., Rennemark, M., Jogreus, C, Berglund J. (2012) Distribution of personality, individual characteristics and internet usage in the Swedish older adult. Aging and Mental Health, vol. 16, no. 1, january 2012, 119-126.

Dahl, M., Allwood, C.M., Rennemark, M. & Hagberg, B. (2010) The relation between personality and the realism in confidence judgement in older adults.  European Jornal of ageing. 7, 4, 283-291.

Rennemark, M., Holst, G., Fagerström, C. & Halling, A. (2009). Factors related to frequent usage of the primary health care services in old age. Health & Social Care in the Community 17, 304-311.

Rennemark, M., Lindwall, M., Halling A, & Berglund, J. (2009) Relationships between physical activity and perceived qualities of life in old age: Results from the Swedish National study om Aging and Care. Aging & Mental Health.13, 1, 1-8.

Lindwall, M & Rennemark, M (2007). The effect of change in exercise behaviour on cognitive  functioning in older people. Journal of Sport Sciences, 25 (supplement), p314-315.

Lindwall, M., Rennemark, M. & Berggren, T. (2008) Movement in mind: The relationship of exercise with cognitive status for older adults in the Swedish National study on Ageing and Care (SNAC). Aging & Mental health.12, 2, 1-9.

Olofsson, M & Rennemark, M. (2007). Påverkar personligheten användandet av naturläkemedel? Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 84, 1, 57-65.

Lindwall, M., Rennemark, M., Halling A, & Berglund, J & Hassmén, P.  (2006).  Depression and exercise in elderly men and women: Findings from the Swedish National study on Ageing and Care. Journal of Ageing and  Physical Activity, 15, 1,41-55.

Rennemark, M. & Berggren, T. (2006) Relationships between work-status and leisure lifestyle at the age of 60 years old. European Journal of Ageing,3, 2, 82-88.

Lagergren, M., Fratiglioni, L., Rahm Hallberg, I., Berglund, J., Elmsåhl, S., Hagberg, B., Holst, G., Rennemark, M., Sjölund, B-M., Thorslund, M., Wiberg, I., Winblad, B.,&  Wimo, A.(2004). A longitudinal study integrating population, care and social services data. The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC). Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2, 158-168.

Rennemark, M. & Hagberg B. (1999). Gender specific associations between social network and health behavior in old age. Aging & Mental Health. 3, 4, 320-327.

Rennemark, M. & Hagberg, B. (1999). What makes Old People Perceive Symptoms of Illness? The impact of psychological and social factors. Aging & Mental Health. 3, 79-87.

Rennemark, M. & Hagberg, B. (1997). Social Network Patterns among the Elderly in Relation to their Perceived Life-History in an Eriksonian Perspective. Aging & Mental Health. 1, 321-331.

Rennemark, M & Hagberg, B. (1997). Sense of Coherence Among the Elderly in Relation to their Perceived Life-History. Aging & Mental Health.1, 221-229.

Publications In press

Fagerström C., Lindwall M., Berg A-I. & Rennemark M. Factorial validity and invariance of the Life Satisfaction Index in older people across groups and time: Addressing the heterogeneity of age, functional ability, and depression. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. (Available online 4 november 2011) doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2011.10.007

Publications in manuscript

Sandin Wranker, L. Rennemark, M., Berglund. J. (2010) Pain and Wellbeing by gender among the elderly: findings fro the SNAC study. Manuscript

Books & Book-chapters

- Rennemark, M. (2004) Åldrandet som utvecklingsfas I: Hagberg, B & Rennemark, M. Åldrandets Psykologi - ett livsloppsperspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

- Rennemark, M. (2004) Den ihågkomna livshistoriens betydelse för åldrandet I: Hagberg, B &      Rennemark, M. Åldrandets Psykologi - ett livsloppsperspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

- Rennemark, M. (2004) Stress, coping och känsla av sammanhang under åldrandet, I: Hagberg, B. & Rennemark, M. Åldrandets Psykologi - ett livsloppsperspektiv, Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Other publications

Rennemark, M. (1992). Äldre Människors Sociala Nätverk och Ensamhetsproblem. Gerontologiskt Centrum, Lund.

Holst, G & Rennemark, M. (2002) Vård och omsorg i Karlskrona, personer 65 år och äldre, våren 2002. Åldrandet i Blekinge Rapportserie, rapport 2002:1

Rennemark, M. (2007) Att åldras - och behålla livslusten. Vandringar men BÖCKER, litteraturvägledning från BTJ Förlag, ISSN 0503-6968

Rennemark, M. (2008). Inventering av pågående FoU insatser i region Södra Småland år 2007. Rapport, FoU Välfärd i Södra Småpland, www.fouviss.se

Abstracts & Conference presentations

Sandin Wranker, L.W., Rennemark, M. & Berglund, J.Pain and wellbeing by gender among the elderly. Presentation at the 13th Congress on Pain, Montréal, August 2010.

Holst, G. & Rennemark, M. Can communicative problems between caregivers and patients with severe dementia be bridged by help from a close family member? Presentation at the 20th Nordic Congress of gerontology, Reykjavik, May 30 - june  2,

Rennemark, M., Holst, G. Fagerstrom, C. & Halling, A. Factors related to frequent attendance of the primary health care services in old age. Presentation at the International Nursing Research Conference: Jerusalem, June 30 - July 3 2008.

Rennemark, M., Holst, G. Fagerstrom, C. & Halling, A. What make old people utilise the health care services? Presentation at the The European Congess of Gerontology. Behavioral and Social Sciences, St: Petersburg, 4 -7July 2007.

Lindwall, M & Rennemark, M. The effect of change in exercise behaviour on cognitive functioning in older people. Presentation in the 2006 Annual Beses Conference. University of Wolverhampton 11.13 September 2006.

Hagberg, B., Rennemark, M., Halling A, & Berglund, J.  (2006) Functional performance and stress reactivity in the oldest old. Presentation vid Nordiska Kongressen I Gerontologi (NKG), Jyvääskylä, 29 - 31 juni 2006.

Rennemark, M., Lindwall, M., Halling A, & Berglund, J. (2005) Relationships between physical activity and perceived qualities of life in old age: Results from the Swedish National study om Aging and Care (SNAC). Presentation vi Nordiska Kongressen I Gerontologi (NKG, Jyvääskylä, 29 - 31 juni 2006.

Rennemark, M & Holst, G. (2004). Factors related to the dependence of health-care and social     service in old age. Presentation vid Nordiska Kongressen I Gerontologi (NKG), Stockholm, 22 - 26 maj 2004.

Rennemark, M. & Berggren, T. (2004). Who is still working and who has left work at the age of 60 - psychological and social aspects. Presentation vid Nordiska Kongressen I Gerontologi (NKG), Stockholm, 22 - 26 maj 2004.

Rennemark, M. & Holst G. (2002). Vård- och biståndsregistreringens validitet ur brukarens      synvinkel. Presentation vid Nordiske Kongress i Gerontologi (NKG), Århus, 25-28 maj 2002.

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